2012 Audi Models Named to KBB.com’s Best!


2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2012 Audi TT Roadster Named to KBB.com’s Best Road Trip Convertibles

The 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and the 2012 Audi TT Roadster today were named to the 10 Best Road Trip Convertibles of 2012 by Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information. Kbb.com editors chose the 2012 A5 Cabriolet for its combination of style, refinement and performance, while the Audi TT Roadster was chosen for its well-appointed sportiness and superb handling.

2012 Audi A5
Few convertibles meld style, refinement and performance into one package as beautifully as the Audi A5 Cabriolet, said kbb.com editors. As the only car in its class to offer quattro® all-wheel drive, the A5 Cabriolet is a progressive take on top-down driving. The award-winning 2.0 TFSI engine provides 211 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque and combines Audi valvelift system, variable valve timing and TFSI® direct injection. Derived from the A5 Coupe, the A5 Cabriolet’s evocative shape demands attention with an Aluminum Optic trimmed windshield frame and elegant 18″ wheels. The Audi acoustic soft top offers significant wind and road noise reduction and retracts in 15 seconds – the fastest in its segment. With rear folding seats, twelve-way power adjustable front seats and an overall open design, the A5 Cabriolet offers plenty of room for four adults.

Audi European Car A5 and TT RoadsterAudi European Car A5 and TT Roadster2012 Audi TT Roadster
The unmistakable profile of the Audi TT Roadster is complemented by the unique rear diffuser with dual exhaust. The combination adds an aggressive and exclusive look to the vehicle. Constructed of lightweight aluminum and steel, the power folding acoustic soft top can be opened or closed with the touch of a button. Closing the folding soft top takes only twelve seconds and can be closed at speeds under 31 MPH for added convenience. The TT Roadster not only offers standout styling and performance, it also delivers 23 MPG city and 31 MPG highway fuel economy. The 2.0T engine employs a variation of FSI called TFSI®. TFSI-equipped engines take advantage of significantly higher compression ratios and cylinder pressure, thus fully atomizing fuel and optimizing boost response.

For more information on the 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet or the 2012 Audi TT Roadster, please visit http://models.audiusa.com/.

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Original release republished from Audi USA News